[K12OSN] ReiserFS vs ext3 ?

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Fri Jun 11 04:25:32 UTC 2004

On Thu, 10 Jun 2004, Robert Arkiletian wrote:

>>From what I've read ReiserFS should be much faster with K12LTSP. Anyone have 
>personal experience using 4.01 (FC1) with ReiserFS ?
>3.1.2 (Redhat 9) does not have ReiserFS.

IIRC, RH9 does have ReiserFS. When you start an install, at the boot
prompt type "linux reiserfs" and it will let you format a partition
as ReiserFS. Same trick works with "linux xfs" and/or "linux jfs" as
well (I can't remember which fs is supported in which distro version)

I've had VERY BAD EXPERIENCES with reiserfs 3... so I personally
discourage people from using it on mission critical partitions.
It is not that reiserfs is unstable or buggy or anything nasty
like that, it is just that if something *DOES* go wrong, it will
go *REALLY* wrong. I've never been successful in recovering a
corrupted reiserfs partition.


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